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Ogilvy CEO John Seifert announced in an internal memo that he will be retiring as the agency’s chief executive in 2021.
Seifert has spent 41 years with the WPP agency, and succeeded Mile Young as global CEO in early 2016. He succeeded Young in worldwide chairman role as well and stated a desire to focus on Ogilvy’s distinct heritage, while pointing out he would be the last CEO to have worked with all eight of Ogilvy’s previous chairman, including founder David Ogilvy.